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Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive

The Committee of One Hundred

The Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive is a collection of documents, books, booklets, images, and ephemera created between 1909 and 1918 during the planning and execution of San Diego's 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition and the military occupation of the Exposition grounds in Balboa Park during WWI. The project is supported by the Balboa Park Online Collaborative and funded by the County of San Diego, the Balboa Park Alliance, and individual contributors. The Balboa Park Allianc...



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Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by McBride, Nast, & Company, New York
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Periodical for January 1915 with feature articles: San Diego and its Exposition by Edward Hungerford; Under Fire in Poland; Kara-Kum, the Tomb of the Caravans; Malta
Topics: Edward Hungerford, San Diego, Exposition, Panama-California Exposition, 1915, San Diego, war,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Western States Publishing Company
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Journal "California Arts and Architecture" August 1935
Topics: san diego, exposition, 1935, casa de tempo
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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San Diego Union newspaper, 45th Annual Edition, with Exposition cover and Exposition Section
Topics: San Diego Union, newspaper, Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Frederick Doyle
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Photo album from the Selig Movie Special (also known as the Selig Exposition Flyer) railroad excursion in 1915. Film producer William N Selig, chartered a private train that took theater owners and industry people from Chicago to the National League of Motion Picture Exhibitor’s conference in San Francisco and to the Selig Polyscope West Coast Studios and Selig Zoo. Other stops included in the album were San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Diego’s...
Topics: William N. Selig, Frederick Doyle, John M. Selig, San Francisco, Panama-Pacific International...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Panama-California Exposition
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official program for Panama-California Exposition, June 19, 1915
Topics: exposition, program, San Diego, 1915
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by John S McGroarty
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Promotional brochure for San Diego, with details on local history, towns, business, weather, mission, agriculture, and planned Panama-California Exposition in 1915
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, Harbor of the Sun, San Diego
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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Periodical devoted to protection of our animals "who cannot speak for themselves"
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Published by The Independent Corporation
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Weekly periodical with articles on current events and people. 
Topics: China Reports Progress, Yuan Shih K'ai, The Efficient Man's Money, Edward Earle Purinton,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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Travel brochure featuring California's 1915 Panama-California Exposition and Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Topics: San Diego, California, 1915, Panama-California Exposition, Panama-Pacific International Exposition,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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Official Daily Program for Panama-California Exposition San Diego, Cal.
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, Marine Barracks, Coast Artillery Corps, Organ Recital, Dr....
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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Summary of individuals served each month; on Society letterhead, showing officers and directors; notes by Horace Baker, Exec Secretary
Topics: Horace Baker, statistics, 1915, reports, exposition, San Diego
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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Color and b/w souvenir book of views at San Diego's 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition, with  map of the Panama Canal  
Topics: San Diego, 1915, 1916, Panama-California Exposition, Balboa Park, Panama Canal
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Publicity Dept of the Panama-California Exposition
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First newsprint edition of Exposition News, a "monthly magazine" 
Topics: Collier, Hogaboom
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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San Diego Exposition Section dedicates several pages to the impending opening of San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition, with a section on the Southern California Counties exhibits and building.
Topics: San Diego Exposition, newspaper, San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition, Southern California...
Official Guide Book of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition held in San Diego. Includes listing and descriptions of Exposition flora, exhibits, events.
Topics: Guide, Book, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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Official Daily Program for Panama-California Exposition San Diego, Cal.
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, Marine Barracks, concert by band of the 4th Regiment,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by pub. by San Diego Information and Rooming Bureau
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Daily Program of events in San Diego and Vicinity for the week of Sept 24-30, 1916. Includes Exposition events as well as hotel and other commercial information
Topic: program
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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Promotional foldout for travel to the San Diego exposititon via Santa Fe Railway
Topics: Santa Fe, San Diego, 1916, Panama-California, International, Exposition, Santa Fe Station, Painted...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Standard Oil Company (California)
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Booklet chiefly on San Francisco Exposition, with one page on the Standard Oil exhibit at the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego
Topics: exposition, 1915, Standard Oil
Souvenir book of views from San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Expositionm, including map of the Exposition grounds.
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Published under the direction of The Woman's Board Fine Arts Committee
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A Catalogue of Paintings, Gallery of Fine Arts, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915
Topics: George Luks, Joseph Henry Sharp, Maurice B. Prendergast, William Glackens, Carl Sprinchorn, Guy...
Special Edition for the Panama-California Exposition at San Diego
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by unknown
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pages from a photo scrapbook
Topics: scrapbook, photos, Panama-California, exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by The Committee of One Hundred
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brochure distributed at the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Topics: water, 1935 California Pacific International Exposition, San Diego, Metropolitan Water District
Official guide book to the Panama-California International Exposition held in San Diego in 1916. Includes the renamed buildings, a map of the Exposition grounds, exhibits--many of which had changed from 1915--and sn extensive section on the flora of the Exposition.
Topics: Guide Book, Panama-California International Exposition, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Board of Supervisors / Chamber of Commerce
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Promotional booklet for San Diego, includes sections on fire, police, public health, harbor, climate, hotels, clubs, historical timeline, local towns, and the upcoming San Diego Panama-California Exposition
Topics: fire, police, public health, harbor, climate, hotels, clubs, historical timeline, local towns, San...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Thos. W. Jackson Publishing Co., Chicago
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Views of  the 1915 San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the San Diego Panama-California Exposition 
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Topics: 1915, San Francisco, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Diego, Panama-California...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Manitou and Cog Wheel Route Pike's Peak Railway
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 Pike's Peak and Railway, California Expositions shown on cover 
Topics: Pike's Peak Railway, Panama-California Exposition, Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by J.A. Drummond, Publisher; Clarence P. Kane, Editor
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Colored Glazed Tile at the Exposition; tile map of the Santa Fe System at San Diego Depot; article on Panama-California Exposition by Frank P. Allen, Jr.
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915, Glazed Tile, tile map, Santa Fe System, San Diego...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Standard Oil Company (California)
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Monthly Standard Oil Co. Bulletin covering both 1915 California Expositions, San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition and San Diego's Panama-California Exposition
Topics: Standard Oil, 1915, California Expositions, San Francisco, Panama-Pacific International Exposition,...
Descriptions and b/w photos of commerce and industry, major cities, in chiefly, Southern California. This issue features California's two 1915 expositions celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal: San Diego's Panama-California Exposition and the larger Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco
Topics: Southern California, Los Angeles, San Diego, 1915 Expositions, Panama Canal, San Diego Exposition,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Panama-California Exposition
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DeLuxe Edition #1 presented to Gilbert Aubrey Davidson
Topics: Exposition, San Diego, 1915, Panama-California
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by photographs copyright 1914 by Panama-California Exposition
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Promotional foldout booklet promoting San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Topics: San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Published by I. L. Eno, 958 5th St., San Diego, Cal.
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Accordion-style, mailable folder of postcard views of San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Topics: postcard view booklet, San Diego, 1915, Balboa Park, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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about the Exposition buildings and grounds.
Topics: exposition, 1935, 1936, San Diego
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by B M Warner, General Superintendent San Diego Electric Railway
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Handling Traffic to the Panama-California Exposition at San Diego
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915, trolley, electric railway
Booklet of hand-colored postcards of San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition by Van Albert
Topics: Postcards, Van Albert, Albertype, 1915, San Diego, Panama-California Exposition
Brochure promoting train travel to the San Diego and San Francisco Expositions, Alaska, the Rockies, elsewhere
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, Panama-Pacific Exposition, Alaska, Rockies, Tourist Sleeping Cars,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Published by National Views Company of San Diego, Cal.; Designed and Produced by Poole Bros. Chicago
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View book of black and white images of San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Topics: San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Panama-California Exposition, The Chamber of Commerce and the Citizens of San Diego"
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Brief bios and photos of men who created the Panama-California Exposition
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915, makers
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Published monthly by Hale Publicity Co
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Schedules for rail and trolley, maps, Exposition, Point Loma Ferry; info on churches, hotels, restaurants, Exposition attractions
Topics: Schedules for rail and trolley, maps, Exposition, Point Loma Ferry, hotels, restaurants, Exposition...
Hand-colored photograph views of Panama-California International Exposition, 1916
Topics: Panama-California International Exposition, Balboa Park, San Diego, 1916
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Cassius M Loomis; Published by A. E. Graham. 1654 Seventh St., San Diego
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Sheet music for "National Song and March" celebrating San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition 
Topics: sheet music, San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by "Published by H. L. Christiance 1409 Fifth Street, San Diego, Cal. / The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y."
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Hand-colored photos of San Diego and the 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Topics: San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition, Mission Cliff Gardens, La Jolla, San Diego Misison
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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General Review of Army and Navy Activities at the Panama-California Exposition
Topics: San Diego, Balboa Park, Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by San Diego Chamber of Commerce
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Promotional booklet describing San Diego government, parks, schools, libraries, churches, railroads, harbor, and ending with 2 pages on upcoming Panama-California Exposition.
Topic: Panama-California Exposition
Promotional brochure for Salt Lake Route to Los Angeles and San Diego Exposition
Topics: Hotels, Los Angeles, San Diego, Exposition, Salt Lake Route
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Advisory and Consulting Architect to the Exposition
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Plate 31: South and west elevations, permanent California State Building, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, Cal., 1915
Topics: California State Building, California Building, architectural drawing, Plate 31, elevations,...
Program, menu, guests at the Official Banquet on opening day of the Panama-California Exposition, Cafe Cristobal / Jan 1, 1915 / San Diego California
Topics: Program, menu, guests, Official Banquet, opening day, Panama-California Exposition, Cafe Cristobal,...
Description, artist names, biographical notes, titles of the 231 exhibited works, and selected images of paintings displayed at fine art exhibit held May 15th to July 31st, 1916. Apparently these works had been on display at San Francisco's 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and were moved to San Diego the following year. The cover was changed for San Diego but the inside appears to have been used in San Francisco. 
Topics: Netherlands, Holland, art exhibition, 1915, 1916, San Diego, Panama-California International...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Panama-California Exposition/ National Views Company
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Official program for July 18, 1915
Topics: exposition, Panama-California
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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Accordion-style mailable folder of postcard views of San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition, Panama-California International Exposition
Topics: San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Souvenir recipe book from exhibit at Panama-California Exposition
Topics: Panama-California Exposition, 1915, San Diego
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Southern Pacific Company
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Southern Pacific (The Exposition Line, 1915) Atlantic Steamship Lines from New  York to New Orleans and connections with Sunset Route to travel to the west coast by rail to California's two Expositions in 1915 and other destinations. Also information on visiting New York City, New Orleans, at either end of "100 Golden Hours at Sea;" cabin plans and photos on board ship.
Topics: Exposition, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, Panama-California Exposition,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by I. L. Eno, 958 5th St, San Diego, Cal.
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Boxed set of unused postcard views of San Diego 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Topics: Eno, San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition, postcards
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Advisory and Consulting Architect to the Exposition
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Plate 36: Outer and inner elevation of entrance gateway connecting permanent California State and Fine Arts Buildings
Topics: Architectural drawing, Plate 36, elevations, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, Cal., 1915,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by See America First Company
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San Francisco, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Panama-California Exposition, Salt Lake City, Denver, Grand Canyon, Sierras. 1915
Topics: San Francisco, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego,...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by "Artgravure, Copyright 1915, C.T. Co., Publishers, Chicago"
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View book of San Diego and Panama-California Exposition
Topics: San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by The American Federation of Arts
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Periodical promoting the appreciation of American art. 
Topics: Howard Pyle, American Tapestries, Fine Arts at the San Diego Exposition, Mark Watson, Frank P Allen...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Words: H.L Du Commun; Music: Bert H. Carlson
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Sheet music
Topic: music
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by brooks
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pages from scrapbook donated by Larry Brooks. Photos taken by his grandparents.
Topics: 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by "Artgravure, Copyright 1915, C.T. Co., Publishers, Chicago
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View book of San Diego and Panama-California Exposition
Topics: San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Union Pacific System
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Tours offered during 1915 by the Union Pacific System: Yellowstone National Park, California Expositions, San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Diego's Panama-California Exposition, Alaska, and more
Topics: Tours, 1915, Union Pacific, Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco, Panama-Pacific International...
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by D.C. Collier, Winfield Hogaboom, Frank P. Allen, Jr., Edgar l. Hewett
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Folded 2-sided page promoting San Diego's planned 1915 Panama-California Exposition, with an early sketch of grounds, circa 1912
Topics: San Diego, Exposition, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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Dinner menu from Cristobal Cafe, Panama-California International Exposition
Topics: Christmas, 1916, menu, Cristobal Cafe, Panama-California International Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Published by I. L. Eno, 958-5 St., San Diego, Cal
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Accordion-style view folder of postcard views of San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Topics: Balboa Park, San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Published by National Views Company of San Diego; Official publishers of the Panama-California Exposition
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Souvenir view book of San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Topics: San Diego, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Official Program for Ground Breaking Ceremonies, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, "4 days of pageantry and carnival"
Topics: Program, Ground Breaking, San Diego, Panama-California, Exposition
Opening Program Dec. 31st, 1914, Official Opening of the Panama-California Exposition San Diego, Cal.
Topics: Official Daily Program, Opening Day, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, January 1 1915,...
Single page foldout brochure on the Panama-California International Exposition
Topics: Panama-California International Exposition, SanDiego, 1916 Panama-California, Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Published by I. L. Eno, 958-5th St., San Diego, Cal
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Accordion-fold, mailable booklet of color views of San Diego's 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Topics: San Diego, 1915, Panama-California, Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Travelers' Aid Society, San Diego
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Hand-written minutes of Travelers' Aid Society, San Diego, 1914-1915
Topics: 1915, San Diego, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Issued semi-annually by Gillespie, Kinports, and Beard, New York, Philadelphia
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Travel Tours to Yellowstone, California Expositions, Panama-Pacific, Panama-California, San Francisco, San Diego, Alaska, Orient, Bermuda,
Topics: Tours, Yellowstone, California Expositions, Panama-Pacific Exposition, Panama-California...
Accordion-style mailable folder of postcard views of San Diego's 1915 Panama California Exposition
Topics: San Diego, Balboa Park, 1915, Panama-California Exposition
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
by Committee of One Hundred
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small brochure on this midway spectacle
Topics: America's Exposition, 1935, Days of Saladin, horses, stallions